Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
Just realized I sound like I don't want to work..
....not so. My problem is my big heart. If I feed calves or piglets daily I will become too attached to them and could never bring them to the butcher.....BIIIIIG problem.....this is why Jerseys would be a problem, they're so pretty......
Umm... I don't know of any animal you can raise then. All animals have to be fed and cared for daily. The pig that's currently in my freezer would flop over on her back and demand I rub her belly. My baby calf squeals and runs to see me (well me AND his breakfast) and the older cows come too, so I can rub their ears. The turkeys made weird squealy noises and come sit in my lap.
I name them all, love them all and don't look back when I drop them off at the butcher. I know that my *dinner* had a happy, healthy life.